[CentOS] How to? Set boot up display resolution

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Tue Sep 11 15:41:14 EDT 2012


On Tue, 11 Sep 2012, James B. Byrne wrote:

> To: centos at centos.org
> From: James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>
> Subject: [CentOS] How to?  Set boot up display resolution
> 
> I have been given a replacement monitor for my CentOS-6.3 KVM test
> platform.  It is an LG E2251 22in letterbox format screen whereas the
> unit it replaces was a 17" standard format display.  The console
> messages now look as through they were output on Silly Putty.
>
> The display itself displays a message to set the resolution to 1920 x
> 1080.  I have found references to using the vga option in the
> grub.conf file.  However, I can find no comprehensive list of what
> value to use.  The references I have found actually say "see the
> source code in the Linux kernel tree", which does not strike me as
> particularly "user friendly" shall we say.
>
> How do I do this or am I condemned to rubber band output.

This might be what you are looking for James:

http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/svga.txt

HTH

Keith

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